Allison Randall, LCSW
Attachment & Trauma Expert
Allison Randall is an expert in the field of attachment and childhood trauma. She brings her wealth of knowledge and experience from over 25 years in the field to support her clients here at Mindful Soul Center for Wellbeing. Allison guides her clients through the path of trauma recovery and attachment repair to rebuild a sense of self and generate feelings of safety and security in the world around them.
Looking through the lens of attachment and trauma means understanding how we were affected by the things that happened to us during our childhood or in the past. This could include the response, or lack of response, we received from the adults around us when we were young children or teenagers. The patterns from our childhood have a powerful impact and these dynamics manifest in many ways when we are adults. Most of us are not fully aware of how much our past is influencing our present.
Allison will help you wade through these murky waters to gain clarity about the issues you might have in your relationships, parenting struggles, or your difficulty coping with present day life stressors. By understanding the roots of your struggles, you are empowered to reclaim the parts of yourself that were lost and wounded by the events in your past.
An incredibly attuned therapist, Allison wants you to know that it is possible to heal from the broken connections in your life. She provides the safety, compassion, and connection that is so necessary for trauma recovery and attachment repair.
Allison specializes in attachment, trauma, and grief. She additionally brings her extensive background in attachment to her work with pregnant, postpartum, and adoptive moms. She is very experienced in working with adoption, blended families, and grief after a death, separation or divorce. Allison is also trained in EMDR Therapy.
“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”
– Bessel van der Kolk
Allison has provided trainings and consultations to over 200 mental health providers and professionals nationally regarding children and adults who have experienced trauma, grief and attachment issues. She has been a keynote speaker at various nationally recognized agencies and has spoken about the importance of attachment on life span and mental well-being.
For the last decade, Allison has completed over a hundred assessments for children in foster care and their caregivers to determine attachment and caregiver strengths that can help mitigate attachment and early trauma issues as well as testified in over 200 Family Court hearings as an expert witness on behalf of children and adults who have experienced trauma in their lives.
Allison has served on the Board of Directors for About Child Trauma, a not for profit organization created to assist in educating the public regarding attachment and childhood trauma. She has been published in various professional materials regarding the impact of trauma and attachment.
A South Jersey resident, Allison lives with her husband and 2 young teen daughters, one of whom fully embraces and identifies with the LGBTQ community, their two dogs, two cats, and lots of fish. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, cooking, traveling (especially to warmer climates) and singing 80s music with her daughters. Allison always has a WAWA coffee cup with her and also loves caring for her 86 year old kind, sweet aunt who raised Allison from infancy.